51-year-old Victoria Lynn King was taken into custody by Belle Meade Police Sergeant David Wright Wednesday evening after her son called to tell police she pushed him out the front door of her $2.9 million estate, causing him to fall onto the front porch and scratch his right knee and shin.
Belle Meade Police responded to 512 Belle Meade Blvd Wednesday for a domestic assault call. Sgt. Wright made contact with the victim who stated that he and his mother, Victoria Lynn King, had been in a verbal altercation earlier in the day over property and it turned physical.
The son explained he was on the phone with his brother when his mother began to yell at him, and that he was having to lean his body out of the way to keep from being hit as she was attempting to strike him. He says she then pushed him out the front doorway, causing him to fall out onto the front porch. He showed police scratches on his right knee and shin, which appeared to be a result of him falling when she pushed him out the front door.
Victoria Lynn King was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on Wednesday at 8:39 p.m. and was released at 12:36 a.m. Thursday. She posted a $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear for an initial hearing on June 14th. Victoria King is the recent ex-wife of John Terrance King, of the Snodgrass-King Dental empire. She received the Belle Meade estate in the divorce, in addition to the Benton Avenue residence. The husband retained a Lexus 570 and a Land Cruiser, while she retained a second Land Cruiser and a Mercedes Sprinter. In addition to the splitting of all financial accounts, she received a $1,000,000 non-taxable judgment via the divorce, payable to her over 20 years, guaranteed by his dental business, categorized as domestic support obligations. She also was granted a $5,000 monthly alimony for 10 years, and a guaranteed salaried job at the dental practice for the same period of time. She also receives $2,300 monthly in child support.